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Your dog is so much more than four legs and a tail — they’re members of your family and best friends for life. We’re proud to be the nation’s top-rated and leading service for dog transportation.

Our unique process matches you with a fleet of pre-screened drivers with prior experience at transporting dogs, with strong emphasis on your pet's comfort and safety.

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What determines the cost of Pug shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Pug.

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Ground and air travel have different associated costs. Flying is typically the fastest option, but also the most expensive and taxing on your pet.

Travel distance

The further you need to transport your pet, the more it'll cost. If you're using ground transportation, you'll have to factor in fuel costs, lodging, meals on the road and wear-and-tear on your vehicle. These costs are applicable whether you drive the pet yourself or you hire a transporter through CitizenShipper. Airlines charge more for longer plane rides as well. This is due to the cost of fuel and the need compensate pilots and flight attendants.

Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your Pug, they’ll need to travel in the cargo hold if they’re over 20 pounds. You’ll also need to buy a USDA-approved crate, which can cost around $200. With ground transport, it’s easier for drivers to accommodate small pets.

Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your Pug is ensuring they’re healthy enough to travel. Most species require a vet-issued health certificate to cross state lines. This will cost $50 to $300. You’ll likely need to purchase some equipment too – such as a crate and travel supplies.

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Pug: The Endearing Companions

Origins and Temperament

Pugs are a breed with origins dating back to ancient China, where they were cherished by Emperors for their sociable and affectionate nature. With a history as companions to royalty, Pugs have developed a temperament that is both charming and dignified. This affectionate breed thrives on human companionship, and their sensitive nature may make them more reactive to the stress of travel. Their sweet disposition and strong attachment to their owners mean that Pugs need extra comfort and reassurance during transportation.

Size and Physical Needs

The Pug is a small yet sturdy breed, typically weighing between 14 to 18 pounds. Though they enjoy a leisurely lifestyle, Pugs still require daily exercise to maintain their health. Due to their unique physical characteristics like their brachycephalic (flat-faced) muzzle, Pugs can experience respiratory challenges, particularly in stressful or overheated conditions. This necessitates a well-ventilated and climate-controlled environment during transport.

Common Health Considerations

Pugs are prone to specific health concerns such as breathing difficulties, overheating, and obesity. Ensuring they have a comfortable and stress-free travel environment can help mitigate these risks. Reliable transportation requires up-to-date health documents, including a certificate from a veterinarian and a record of their vaccinations. Preventative measures, like a suitable carrier and regular rest stops, are essential for a Pug's health and wellbeing during travel.

How to prepare your Pug for transport

At CitizenShipper, we pride ourselves on making pet transportation a breeze. However, there are things you can do ahead of time to make your best friend’s trip safer and more comfortable.

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Talk to your veterinarian

Your pet’s safety is number one – that’s why checking in with your vet before finalizing any travel plans is essential.

Can’t make it to the vet’s office in time? Conveniently video chat with a qualified veterinarian at FirstVet – one of our amazing partners.

Here are the questions you’ll want to ask your vet:

  • Is my pet healthy enough for transport?
  • Is my pet up to date on their vaccines?
  • Is my pet’s microchip still in place and scannable?

Health and Vaccination Records

Prior to transportation, it’s essential to have your Pug's health and vaccination records up-to-date and readily available. These documents should include a recent veterinary health certificate and proof of vaccinations such as rabies, which are mandatory for travel.

Identification and Tracking

Proper identification is crucial for the safe transport of your Pug. A collar with tags that include your name, address, and phone number, as well as a microchip, are highly recommended. For added security, consider a GPS tracker that can attach to your Pug's collar, offering real-time location monitoring.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To ease your Pug’s travel anxiety, include a favorite blanket or toy that carries familiar scents. These items act as a source of comfort, making the travel experience less stressful for your beloved pet.

Essential pet transport travel supplies include:

  • Food, bowls and fresh water
  • Collars and leashes
  • Waste bags
  • Medication
  • First-aid supplies
  • Any travel documents
  • A secure, USDA-approved travel crate

Traveling to a new place is exciting but stressful for your pet. Pack their favorite toys, a bed or a comfy blanket to help them enjoy their journey. Familiar items remind them of home and will soothe their anxiety.

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Managing Anxiety and Stress

To minimize travel-induced anxiety for your Pug, incorporate their favorite items like plush toys or an anxiety vest. Calming techniques such as soft music or pheromone sprays can also help create a relaxing environment during their journey.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Although Pugs aren't the most active breed, regular exercise and bathroom breaks are still necessary. Plan for short walks and opportunities for relief every few hours to keep your Pug comfortable and prevent accidents.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintaining a comfortable temperature is paramount for Pugs due to their sensitivity to heat. Ensure your Pug has access to fresh water at all times and keep the vehicle well ventilated and at a moderate temperature to prevent overheating.

Post Transportation Care for your Pug

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at their destination, give your Pug time to explore and acclimate to their new environment at their own pace. Creating a familiar space with their belongings can help ease this transition and provide comfort.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After travel, monitor your Pug closely for any signs of stress or illness and consult a veterinarian if you notice anything concerning. It's particularly important to keep an eye on their eating, drinking, and bathroom habits.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reestablishing a regular routine as quickly as possible will help your Pug settle into their new home. Continue to provide the love, care, and daily habits that your Pug is accustomed to, to help them fully adjust.

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